Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed that his uncle, Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State, sparked his interest in politics.
The Omo Baba Olowo crooner disclosed this while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of the +44 Amazon Music podcast.
He said fans want celebrities to comment on politics because they want them to amplify public views.
He said, “The reason why I feel like they want people [celebrities] to speak is that they feel like we are publicists." First of all, they want to know our opinions.
“Think about it, you are talking on Twitter, you’re a regular person, and you’re tweeting about politics. You have 1,000 followers. If you tweet anything, what damage is it going to cause?
“But if I go and say my real mind, people that are not even thinking the same as me since they are fans will align with me." And I’ve spoken in the past about politics in Nigeria, and I got bashed for it.”
He continued, “What made me first get into it [politics] was my uncle, who is a governor now; he had an election in 2018, won that election, and they changed it. After four years, we came back and won. The margin was so wide this time. So, it was from then on that I started involving myself in Nigerian politics.”